For Hanwha Joo-seok Ha, who was the pillar of the team even a year ago, 2022 was literally a nightmare itself.
On the 26th, the Hanwha Eagles completed salary negotiations for the 2023 season with the contract renewal targets. Players who excelled in performance could not avoid the sweetness of salary increases, while players who were against it could not escape the sharp cuts.
The representative player of the latter was, of course, Ha Joo-seok. Ha Joo-seok, who had an annual salary of 209 million won last year, stamped on 100 million won, a whopping 109 million won. Both the amount and the reduction rate of 50.2% are the club’s highest.
First of all, Chairman Ha had nothing to say about his personal performance. Ha Joo-seok played in 125 games last year, recording a batting average of 0.258, 5 homers, 58 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. He was satisfactory in terms of steals, but his batting average was at his lowest level since 2018, and his hitting was not so good.
His cut was inevitable, but it wasn’t a grade enough to cut this much. But the real problem arose elsewhere.
Ha Joo-seok, dissatisfied with the referee’s strike decision during a game last June, protested vehemently, then went into the dugout and threw away his helmet. As a result, he had to take a period of self-reflection in the second district along with a 10-game suspension from the KBO.
His inappropriate behavior did not end there. Ha Joo-seok faced the worst situation after a drunk driving incident broke out after the season. Ha Joo-seok will not be able to play 70 games after the start of the next season due to the KBO’s drunk driving disciplinary action. In the end, the Hanwha club decided to deprive Ha Joo-seok of the captaincy following a 50% annual salary cut.
This is not the only loss Ha Joo-seok has suffered. The point is that due to the suspension of 70 games, it is impossible to take care of the annual salary of 100 million won. 메이저사이트
In the KBO League, only half of the amount will be received for the days not played in the first team, but the actual annual salary of Ha Ju-seok, who will miss 70 games, is reduced from 100 million won to 88.33 million won, a further reduction of 11.67%.
Ha Joo-seok, who was selected as the first overall pick at the time of the rookie draft and was considered Hanwha’s future, failed to meet fans’ expectations due to his slow growth. Afterwards, he became the captain and took on a central role in the team, as well as Joo-soo Ha, who had to be an example to his juniors.
However, Joo-soo Ha fell into his abyss due to intemperate play and intemperate self-management. He remained an example of a teacher on the other hand, no matter how talented he is, if he lacks a sense of professionalism, he will not have wealth or fame.